Floyd Mayweather Jr. emerged victorious by majority decision (117-111, 116-112, 114-114) against Marcos Maidana on Saturday night at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Still, El Chino (35-4) put together a stronger showing than many anticipated against the pound-for-pound king, who now stands at 46-0.
When Money was asked about a potential rematch upon the fight's conclusion, he appeared willing:
"If the fans want to see it again we can do it again." -- Floyd Mayweather (So the rematch comes later this year.)— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) May 4, 2014
In the post-fight press conference, Mayweather added:
As one would expect, Maidana is more than ready:
Maidana: "Enough words, just give me the f---ing rematch."— David Mayo (@David_Mayo) May 4, 2014
Not only does Mayweather's response put an end to talks about a potential retirement, but there's a strong possibility we'll see Mayweather vs. Maidana II.
With Amir Khan earning a decisive victory against Luis Collazo on Saturday (119-104, 119-104, 117-106), he thought a bout against Mayweather would be next on his slate, according to an interview with Dan Rafael of ESPN.com.
Khan stated, "Definitely, people want to see that fight between me and Floyd. He's fighting guys who are strong, but styles make fights, and I believe my style would cause Floyd a lot of trouble."
It looks as though Khan may have to wait once more.
Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated weighed in on Twitter with a look at why it could very well be Maidana who faces Mayweather once more before Khan gets his shot:
A rematch makes sense for Floyd. Khan doesn't want to fight in September because of Ramadan in July.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) May 4, 2014
Could "The Moment II" be in store?
Will we see a rematch?
It certainly seems like a strong possibility.
The clashing styles of Mayweather and Maidana in Saturday's bout led to an intriguing fight with few dull moments.
Now, these fighters are thoroughly familiar with each other in the ring—a fact that could allow for an unforgettable rematch.